Data Services

Data Services


It is all about combining data from multiple sources
that could lead to solutions for growth and improvement through data exchange and collaboration.

Data Portal

The Data Portal is a catalogue of data sources held by the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre. You can search for data sources by topic or browse by organisation or access restrictions. Open data can be downloaded immediately from within the portal. For safeguarded or controlled data you will need to create a Data Portal account and then complete a Data Access Request.

View the Data Portal

How to access our data

We offer researchers from academic institutions, local government and businesses new opportunities to access a variety of data in full accordance with legislative requirements and data owner’s stipulations in a safe and controlled way.

Whether you are looking for open, safeguarded or controlled data we can help you access it.

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How we store data and the three access categories

Information security management is of utmost importance to the Centre. All datasets are securely stored and we follow an industry standard three tier access policy.

The Centre also provides researchers with a secure point of access to sensitive data and expertise and support in using those data.

Read more

Data Services


It is all about combining data from multiple sources that could lead to solutions for growth and improvement through data
exchange and collaboration.

Data Portal

The Data Portal is a catalogue of data sources held by the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre. You can search for data sources by topic or browse by organisation or access restrictions. Open data can be downloaded immediately from within the portal. For safeguarded or controlled data you will need to create a Data Portal account and then complete a Data Access Request.

View the Data Portal

How to access our data

How our data can improve your research. We offer researchers from academic institutions, local government and businesses new opportunities to access a variety of data in full accordance with legislative requirements and data owner’s stipulations in a safe and controlled way.

Whether you are looking for open, safeguarded or controlled data we can help you access it.

Read more

How we store data and the three access categories

Information security management is of utmost importance to the Centre. All datasets are securely stored and we follow an industry standard three tier access policy.

The Centre also provides researchers with a secure point of access to sensitive data and expertise and support in using those data.

Read more